When I first gathered my testers together in the testing facebook group I knew ideas and suggestions were start flowing. This may make designers cringe but I love getting feedback from sewists on what they like and don’t like about a pattern, because they really do represent a great mix of the people that will eventually be buying the pattern. One of the first suggestions that started swirling around was the ability to modify the pattern to include an invisible zipper, while I think an exposed zipper is wonderful not everyone agrees. The idea stuck and so today I am sharing with you my Wedgwood invisible zipper modification.
Okay all you ladies with a baby belly I have a really fun post for you today. There are no more babies joining the Paynes so I had to enlist the help of a new sewing friend, Holly, who has the cutest baby belly. I met Holly only a few short weeks ago when she was helping me test the Montlake pattern and I knew instantly we would be great friends. She graciously agreed to help me show all of you how you can easily modify the Montlake tee to be maternity friendly.
Many times it is hard to look at a pattern and envision how you could modify it to get a different look. This is especially true for those sewists who consider themselves beginners, heck even I struggle with modifying patterns sometimes.
Today I am going to show you how I made the Montlake tee into a tunic with just a couple easy steps, to save you from having to try and figure it out.
This is the first of many modifications I have planned over the next few weeks to help you see that Montlake is so much more than just a simple tee.
My favourite part of releasing a new pattern is sharing with everyone what my testers sewed up, and the ladies that I worked with this round were amazing. You know you have struck gold with testers when they are equal parts constructive and encouraging. Testing is such a collaborative effort for me so I truly value all of them and the impact they have had on the final Montlake pattern. Enjoy the Montlake Tester Roundup!
Heidi of Handmade Frenzy used a fabric that has been in her stash waiting for the perfect project. I love the white with the subtle texture. Read all about here version here.
Am I the only person who read that title and immediately started singing Push it from Salt-N-Pepa? Man I love that song 🙂
After seeing the remixed version of the Bellevue pattern that Haley of Welcome to the Mouse House did for the anniversary blog tour, I knew I had to have one as well. It wasn’t until I got the most perfect heather blue terry from Raspberry Creek Fabrics that I finally sat down and cut it out. I already know this is going to be in constant rotation until May.
I can’t believe we have arrived at the final day of the Remix the Stitch blog tour. Hosting a two week blog tour is no joke but based on the reactions from everyone it has definitely been worth all the work that was put into it. I have had so much fun reading these blog posts along side all of you. I can’t even begin to grasp the huge list of sewing projects that I now need to make just based on this tour. I think I am going to round everything up tomorrow so that there is a great reference guide with links to all of the remixes by pattern for future reference.
Today we have two very different yet equally fun Ballard remixes. And get excited all of you nursing mamas because there is one for you today!
Audrey of Skirt Fixation is someone I have been following on social media, probably like all of you, for awhile. Audrey leads the team at Skirt Fixation which is made up of two young sewists and a very cute model. I absolutely love that she taught her daughters to sew at a young age and that they love to do it, I hope to start teaching Sophie how to sew this year. I don’t know how Audrey finds the time to sew as a mom to 7, but she does and the results are so great.
Welcome back to Remix the Stitch – Day 4!
I hope that all of these amazing bloggers have been giving you a bunch of inspiration for your next sewing project. I know I have an ever growing list of clothes to sew now that my mind has been blown with the possibilities. Todays remixes are no different.
Thanks for joining me for Remix the Stitch – Day 3. I really hope that all of the looks you have been seeing the last two days have helped you to see new and different ways these patterns could work for you. I have already heard from a few people that said they hadn’t considered some of the patterns until they saw them remixed!! That is exactly what I was hoping for with this tour!
Make sure to grab your copies of the patterns over in the shop so you can start sewing along with these amazing bloggers.
Holy Moly, the response to day 1 of Remix the Stitch was insane! Everyone is loving the outfits from Meg and Jennifer and I don’t blame them, they are fantastic.
The ladies joining for Remix the Stitch – Day 2 did not hold back with their looks. I think you will be just as impressed as I was with the range of casual and dressy on the blog today. So lets jump right into it.